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Omnicell's Automated Medication Dispensing System Honored With 2010 Best in KLAS Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL), a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that KLAS, a prestigious healthcare research firm, has named Omnicell's OmniRx® automated dispensing system the recipient of its 2010 Best in KLAS award for Automated Medication Dispensing Units for large hospitals with more than 200 beds. The "Best in KLAS" ranking is given to the vendor scoring the highest position in its category and is a special recognition for vendors in market segments that have the broadest organizational impact for hospitals and clinics. Additionally, Omnicell was awarded Category Leader for OmniRx for hospitals under 200 beds as well as Category Leader for Pharmacy Automation Medication Carousels for its WorkflowRx™ and carousel.

The 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment marks the fifth consecutive year that Omnicell has received the top KLAS ranking for OmniRx. This is the first year that the Automated Medication Dispensing Cabinets (over 200 beds) market segment winner has been awarded the "Best in KLAS." Previously, winners in this segment received Category Leader awards.  

"A major investment in medical equipment – whether for diagnostic imaging, pharmacy automation or another vital area – is a significant, often costly, endeavor for any healthcare organization," said KLAS President Adam Gale. "This annual report, recognizing medical equipment vendors that have shown a unique dedication to their customers, is intended to help providers wade through all the options and identify vendors and solutions that are the best fit for their organizations."

This year OmniRx as well as WorkflowRx and carousel received the highest "overall satisfaction" scores to achieve the overall top ranking for their categories. Omnicell achieved the highest ranking in both the Automated Medication Dispensing Units (over 200 beds) and (under 200 beds) market segments in the "buy again" category with 97 percent of hospital executives indicating that they would purchase Omnicell's medication dispensing cabinets again and 88 percent of WorkflowRx and carousel customers saying that they would buy the product again.  

OmniRx automated medication dispensing systems are designed to increase patient safety and improve workflow efficiency. Key features in OmniRx products include guiding lights technology, SinglePoint™ proprietary software for a secure and easy method of stocking up to 100 percent of a patient's medications in a single location and Anywhere RN™, which allows nurses to remotely access the Omnicell cabinet and manage medications from anywhere in the patient care area. Omnicell's carousel with WorkflowRx software includes a powerful, automated inventory management system to increase productivity and reduce costs in the central pharmacy. Seamless integration provides greater control and tracking of medications, improves dispensing accuracy and enables dynamic reordering of all pharmacy stock.

"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by KLAS with the top award in our category for the fifth consecutive year as it validates Omnicell's commitment to provide solutions that exceed customer expectations," said Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, Omnicell vice president, global marketing and product development. "This resounding endorsement for both OmniRx and WorkflowRx and carousel demonstrates that our solutions for pharmacy and nursing are highly valued by our customers."

Omnicell has now received KLAS awards for three of its products in four separate categories. In addition to the awards for OmniRx and WorkflowRx and carousel, in December Omnicell's OmniLinkRx® received the Category Leader distinction for Medication Order Management Systems in the 2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. OmniLinkRx received this award in the first year the product qualified for ranking.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems to enable healthcare facilities to increase operational efficiency, enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.

Founded in 1992, Omnicell's medication-use solutions include complete automation systems for the central pharmacy, anesthesia workstations for the operating room, dispensing cabinet systems for nursing units, and safe, secure medication transportation and verification systems to the patient bedside. From a medication's arrival at the receiving dock to its dosing to the patient, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.   

Omnicell supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with comprehensive supply chain solutions that result in fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room.  

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

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